Domestic Angels has awarded the Bournemouth Central Parks franchise to Vicky Holloway (pictured).
As Area Manager, she will recruit up to ten ‘Angels’ and develop the business in an area stretching from Bournemouth Pier through the town and up to Winton, Moordown and Charminster.
Vicky, 50, previously worked for the John Lewis Partnership for 25 years, latterly as a Department Manager, before taking voluntary redundancy last year.
She saw the Area Manager’s job advertised on LinkedIn.
Vicky said: “I knew Sam through sailing and thought this could be something totally different.
“I’ve never run my own business, never been self-employed and always worked for a company.
“But I thought if I’m not going to do something now then I never will.
“Now is the opportunity to try something different so we met up and had a chat.
“I was intrigued and thought: ‘let’s do it’.
“It was time to step out of my comfort zone of being employed.”
Vicky said she had already recruited one ‘Angel’ and signed up two regular clients while dealing with plenty of enquiries.
She said: “It’s a learning curve but it’s interesting and very different and definitely not boring.
“Working in retail for 25 years also meant 25 years of working weekends, nights and over the busiest time of the year at Christmas.
“Now I have my weekends and my evenings back.”
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